Critical Appraisal

Critical appraisal is an essential exercise to inform project design and policy. With the increasing volumes of research and commentary available in health care, it is necessary to step back and reflect upon this huge body of information. Peer-reviewed and 'grey' literature can help us to consider where the gaps may be (when contemplating research activity) and whether the available evidence is credible and compelling (when contemplating policy).


Recent projects involving Dr Gray:

  • 2012-13: Exploring identity and medicines use among young people with juvenile arthritis (Funder: Pharmacy Practice Research Trust)
  • 2009-12: International literature review for benchmarking pharmacy activity in community and hospital pharmacy (Funder: The Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland)
  • 2008-12: Talking about Medicines (TABS): Involving children and young people in the medicines consultation (Funder: NIHR SDO Programme)